I woke up at 4:30 am last Saturday to go shop the Versace for H&M collection. I was lucky; a new store opened last week about an hour away from me. I called the store on Friday & they suggested to arrive before 6am if I wanted to be at the front of the line.
I arrived around 5:45 am and there were 50 people in line. The employees came out around 7:30 to hand out the bracelets. There were groups of 20 allowed to shop the women’s collection and I was in the 2nd group.
I had my eye on 3 dresses & I was able to snag them all. When I tried them on, I was so disappointed to find the straps on the adorable black dress sewn horribly wrong and there was no way I could wear it. When I handed it back to the employee she said someone would still buy it – unfortunately she’s was probably right and it’s most likely on Ebay.
Overall the experience wasn’t nearly as crazy as other cities and was worth the trip. I wanted to share the pieces I purchased but instead of just doing my usual blogger-esquey shots, my friend & wonderful photographer Scott Braun took these beautiful photos!
There so many beautiful boot this fall! It was difficult to narrow them down but here are my favorite boots for Fall 2011. They’re all available online and I linked to where you can find them. What’s your favorite style on or off this list?
There are certain styles from Camilla Skovgaard, Jerome Rousseau and Brian Atwood I hope appear online soon (aka this list will evolve as more fabulous boots become available).
Azzedine Alaïa brown calf hair zebra printed ankle boots; available online at FarFetch
In January I was in LA for a month staying with my boyfriend at the amazing Sowden house designed by Frank Llyod Wright Jr. It was amazing. Almost every morning we would go to our favorite french cafe, Figaro for a morning espresso. One day I walked into a vintage store right next to the cafe called Sqauresville and spotted the most beautiful, never been worn deep burgundy Christian Louboutin velvet wedges. They reminded me of a Russian princess featuring floral embroidery, ornate beading and jewels. Even though they were marked a size too big I tried them on. Of course we instantly fell in love however I came to the conclusion I really didn’t need them. So I let them go and went about my day. A couple days later, I was hanging out at the house & my boyfriend surprised me with the wedges! He appreciates my love for shoes & knows it’s one of the ways to my heart ;)
The super talented Doug Hac took pictures of me in wedges around the Sowden house.
I didn’t know anything about these wedges so I contacted my favorite Louboutin site, The Louboutin Blog hoping they might know more. They think my wedges are possibly from the 2004 or 2005 collection. I also learned that Louboutin created the shoes for Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall 2003 show (pictured to the left) which features beautiful floral embroidery. The Louboutin Blog also found similar Louboutin heels also with floral embroidery that was inspired by the French countryside.
…just Louboutin’s in a tub :)
I’ve only worn them around the house & out to dinner once. Since they’re older and somewhat fragile, I’ve decided to retire them as art now. I love them very much and would rather appreciate them artistically then damage them in a couple wears.